Value Creation with Mobility & Telematics Services Sector

The JVCKENWOOD Group has identified the material issue of "Safety & Security Initiatives" to achieve the future it envisions by 2030. In Mobility & Telematics Services Sector, we contribute to safety and security with products such as car navigation systems and drive recorders.

Contributing to the reduction and prevention of traffic accidents

Corresponding SDGs

In Japan today, traffic accidents occur at a rate of approximately 300,000 incidents per year, resulting in approximately 30,000 fatalities and serious injuries *. Traffic accidents and the number of fatalities and serious injuries are on the decline. However, countermeasures against traffic accidents involving reckless driving and children and elderly people are an urgent issue.

In addition, in recent years, the automobile industry has been required to carry out drastic reforms toward decarbonization. It is also an important initiative for automobiles currently running in the city to avoid accidents and traffic jams, to drive efficiently, and to reduce GHG emissions. In SDGs Goal 3 "Good health and wellbeing" and Goal 11 " Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable", which the JVCKENWOOD Group emphasizes, require halving traffic accidents and improving traffic safety. In addition, Goal 13 "Climate action" literally requires concrete measures for reducing GHG emissions.

The JVCKENWOOD Group recognizes that the realization of a safe and secure automobile society free from traffic accidents and traffic congestion is an important issue to be tackled.

* National Police Agency “Occurrence of fatal traffic accidents and enforcement of Road Traffic Act violations in 2022” (Released on March 2, 2023)

Automobile users are increasingly concerned with safety and security, and this has led to the rapid spread of drive recorders. To respond to the challenges described above, JVCKENWOOD has formulated a medium and long-term scenario for the Telematics Services Business. A summary is provided below.

Phase1 Dashcam device business
In the dashcam device business, we have acquired the top-class market share position in the dashcam market in Japan, achieving revenue of more than 30 billion yen company-wide (total for Aftermarket, OEM, DX business for auto insurance companies, etc.) in FY 2020. We will continuously expand product lineups and develop sales channels with the aim of further expanding the business.
Connected-type dashcams for auto insurance companies are developed and supplied to auto insurance companies, providing safety and security through their rapid response and driver assistance functions in emergency situations.

Phase2 High-functioning dashcam service business
By cooperating with automobile manufacturers and auto insurance companies, we will launch into the high-functioning dashcam service business which will allow seamless response through utilization of connected-type dashcams in case of an accident.
In addition, in line with these services, we will provide a comfortable in-vehicle space through in-vehicle Wi-Fi functions, allowing the use of in-vehicle devices without having to be concerned about communications charges.

Phase3 IoT platform service business
By expanding the business domain to the data service business for Telematics Service Business expansion, we will launch the IoT platform service business integrated with the high-functioning dashcam service business.
Specifically, we will consider providing a road diagnosis service that diagnoses/analyzes the status of deterioration of roads and utility poles, and supports road route management as well as repair plans. A service for drivers that analyzes their emotions and physical conditions and supports their optimal driving is also considered.

Medium- to Long-Term Scenario for Telematics Service Business

The "Saisoku Navi" car navigation system series

The "Saisoku Navi" AV navigation system series with enhanced car navigation functions contributes to reducing and preventing traffic accidents. In addition to its high image quality, high-speed response performance, user-friendly operation system, and high-precision car navigation functions, it provides a variety of safety and security support functions for drivers to assist safe driving. 

We are contributing to the reduction and prevention of traffic accidents through functions such as (1) reverse run warning guidance, which provides a real-time warning when a reverse run condition is detected while traveling on an expressway; (2) voice control, which allows the driver to speak out without taking his/her hands off the steering wheel to control the necessary navigation and entertainment functions while driving; and (3) 30 km zone display, which indicates areas where the speed limit of 30 km/h is enforced, such as residential areas, on the map to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians and cyclists. Our Mileage Adjusters (linked to an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) through an ETC2.0 on-board unit) receive information on traffic congestion, weather, disasters, traffic signals, etc., and freely set routes to destinations according to various conditions, such as tolls and road width, to support safe eco-driving. These systems support safe eco-driving and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles.

The "Saisoku Navi" series deployed in the Aftermarket Business has been recognized for its high-quality technology and product capabilities that support these functions, as well as for its industry-leading market share performance. In the OEM Business, automotive manufacturers are increasingly adopting the series. Going forward, we will further contribute to safety and security by establishing the following themes and KPI for our initiatives.

Theme KPI

Contribute to reducing and preventing traffic accidents by providing information to support safe driving and congestion information

Number of car navigation and display audio system units sold

FY2023: 1.5 million units

FY2023 - FY2025: 5.2 million units (cumulative)

FY2023 - FY2030: 13 million units (cumulative)

Car navigation and display audio systems

For details, please see the link provided below.

"Saisoku Navi" Series(Japanese only)

Dashcams with various driving support functions

The Company's dashcam contributes to reducing and preventing traffic accidents with various driver support functions, including a recording function that protects the user in the case of an accident or tailgating.

For example, our dashcams offer an AI-sensing feature, which automatically detects sudden approaches from behind and meandering driving and starts recording, as a recording function to reduce the occurrence of traffic accidents. We also offer products with forward collision and lane departure warnings as functions to assist safe driving.
In addition, we provide connected-type dashcams that comes with communication functions for automobile insurance services of auto insurance companies. The communication function allows automatic reporting in the event of a traffic accident, enabling prompt and accurate initial response and contributing to preventing multiple traffic accidents.

In the domestic aftermarket, we have a top-class market share in the industry. Given our strong reputation and product capabilities in the aftermarket, our products have been adopted by many Japanese automakers also in the OEM Business.
Ever since our connected-type dashcams were first adopted for the automobile insurance services provided by MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings in 2018, they have been continuously used for the automobile insurance services provided by the said group, and have been highly recognized. We will continue to contribute to the reduction of traffic accidents and support for safe driving through further expansion of sales volume by setting the following themes and KPI for our initiatives.

Theme KPI

Contribute to reducing traffic accidents and supporting safe driving by expanding the use of dashcams

Number of dashcam units sold

FY2023: 1.3 million units

FY2023 - FY2025: 3 million units (cumulative)

FY2023 - FY2030: 8 million units (cumulative)


Dashcams with water-proof and dust-proof functions

Alcohol detector links with smartphone to record and transmit measurement results

JVCKENWOOD launched the "CAX-AD300" alcohol detector with recording and transmission functions specifically for businesses that employ drivers. Recent years have seen horrific accidents caused by drunk driving that have led to phased-in revisions to the enforcement orders to Japan's Road Traffic Act. In conjunction with this, from April 2022, operators have been obligated to have their safe driving managers check and record whether drivers were intoxicated before and after operating vehicles. Since December 2023, alcohol checks using alcohol detector have become mandatory. This product can be linked to a smartphone to automatically send measurement results and information to a PC for archiving in PC administration software and can also be linked to cloud-based roll call and attendance systems. With this device, JVCKENWOOD looks forward to helping prevent drunkenness and the traffic accidents caused by drunk driving.

In addition, we are working to reduce the environmental impact of this product series in anticipation of recycling.